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2022 Youth Artist Competitions

  • Sunday, March 27, 2022
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The San Diego Flute Guild invites you to compete in one of our three Youth Artist Competitions. 

2022 YOUTH ARTIST DIVISIONS


  • Each Youth Artist division will have a preliminary recorded round. Six finalists will be chosen from the Preliminary Recorded Round to compete as finalists in the recorded final round. Preliminary Round recordings are due March 27, 2022.
  • Finalists will submit a video recording for the Final Video Recorded Round. Video recordings are due April 24, 2022.  
  • In the Final Video Recorded Round, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes and Honorable Mention(s) will be awarded per the judges’ discretion. There are no ties. Judges' decisions are final.
  • A recital featuring the final round video performances by the First, Second, and Third Place Winners of the Youth Artist Competitions will be held at the virtual Spring Festival. 
  • Non-finalists are encouraged to register and participate in the applicable Festival Division. 
  • Previous 1st prize winners are not eligible to compete in the same division in following years. 

COMPETITION DATES

Round
 Date
Preliminary Recorded Round Deadline Sunday, March 27, 2022

Final Video Recorded Round Deadline

Sunday, April 24, 2022
Winners' Recital (virtual) Saturday, May 14, 2022

CASH PRIZES

 Competition  Grade Level  Prize (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
Youth Artist Senior Through & including 12th Grade  $300, $200, $150

Youth Artist Junior

Through & including 9th Grade

 $200, $150, $100

Youth Artist Elementary

Through & including 6th Grade

 $150, $100, $50


Round Formats

Round
 Date
Preliminary Round  Audio Recording, without edits. Submit as mp3/m4a/wav/aiff

Final Round 

Video recording, without edits, single camera. Unlisted YouTube Video.
Winners' Recital (virtual) Live playback of submitted final round video.


ENTRY FEES, ELIGIBILITY, REQUIREMENTS, & OBLIGATIONS

  • The Youth Artist Competitions are open to students through and including 12th grade. 
  • Entry Fee: $50 (does not include SDFG Membership Fee, and is non-refundable*). If also registering for a Specialty Division, the entry fee for that Specialty Division is an additional $25. 
  • All entrants must be members of the San Diego Flute Guild (may join with entry).
  • Each Youth Artist division will have a preliminary recorded round. Six finalists will be chosen from the Preliminary Recorded Round to compete as finalists in the video recording final round. 
  • In the final round, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes and Honorable Mention(s) will be awarded per the judges’ discretion. There are no ties. Judges' decisions are final. 
  • Youth Artist Competition Finalists MAY NOT also compete in a Festival Division, however they may compete in the Specialty Divisions. Non-finalists are encouraged to register and participate in the applicable Festival Division for no additional fee.
  • Previous 1st prize winners are not eligible to compete in the same division in following years. 

REGISTRATION & DEADLINES

Before you can register, you must first create an account and become a SDFG member. 

  • Complete the online membership and registration forms, and email your recording(s) by the March 27th, 2022 (11:59 PM PDT) deadline to sdfgcompetitions@gmail.com
  • Six Finalists and two Alternates will be chosen, and all competitors will be notified by April 15th with results.
  • Finalists are required to submit a completed Confirmation of Intent and Agreement to Terms and Conditions by April 24th, 2022 (11:59 PM PDT) via email, along with their video recording link. 

Failure to meet any of the above deadlines may result in forfeiture of your Finalist position.

Full preliminary and final round Repertoire requirements are available on this page

Preliminary RECORDING REQUIREMENTS

Preliminary recordings should be submitted via email to SDFG Competition Coordinator, (sdfgcompetitions@gmail.com), no later than March 27th, 2022 (11:59 PM PDT).

  • Recordings must be in mp3/m4a/wav/aiff audio format (no videos will be accepted as this is an anonymous round). 
  • For identification purposes, name your files as your first initial, last name, and composer name (i.e. S.Smith.Telemann.mp3)
  • Please do not talk or identify yourself in any way on your submitted recording.
  • Each piece must be submitted as a separate audio file. Multiple movements from the same piece may be submitted as one file or separate files. 
  • Recordings must be complete and unedited.

Note: All recorded files will be coded and numbered for anonymity before being submitted to the Preliminary Recorded Round adjudication panel.

FINAL ROUND RECORDING REQUIREMENTS

Video recordings should be submitted via email to SDFG Competition Coordinator, (sdfgcompetitions@gmail.com), no later than April 24th, 2022 (11:59 PM PDT).

  • Finalists must submit an unlisted YouTube recording link. 
  • Video recordings must be complete, unedited, and from a single camera. 
  • Please do not talk or identify yourself in any way on your submitted recording.
  • These videos should not be shared on social media. 
  • If selected as prize winner, a portion of your video will be used for the virtual Winners' Recital. 

Should you have any questions or require further information, feel free to contact SDFG Competition Coordinator, at sdfgcompetitions@gmail.com.

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